Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Usagi Yojimbo Plush Toy

Dark Horse Comics - Usagi Yojimbo Plush Toy Concept Art by Stan SakaiAs you all know, one of The Blot’s favorite comic book characters, Stan Sakai’s Usagi Yojimbo, is celebrating its 25th anniversary. To commemorate this impressive milestone, publisher Dark Horse Comics will be bringing this fluffy, badass bunny to life with an all-new plush toy, with art direction by the creator himself! This new toy stands 14 inches tall from his carefully detailed sandals to the tips of his movable ears.

Dark Horse Comics - 14 Inch Usagi Yojimbo Plush Toy by Stan Sakai
Stan Sakai, who provided extensive reference art for the project, oversaw every detail in the design process. “I have always thought that a doll of this type would be an excellent presentation of Usagi,” Sakai remarked, “and have been happy to assist as the prototype evolved with commentary and revisions. I think he came out very well indeed.”

This highly detailed 12" cuddly, plush figure of Usagi Yojimbo will go on sale May 5, 2010 and retail for $24.99. You can currently pre-order the Usagi Yojimbo plush figure from EntertainmentEarth.com here!

Usagi Yojimbo is a long-running comic book set in seventeenth-century Japan, with anthropomorphic animals replacing humans. The lovable rabbit ronin, Miyamoto Usagi, wanders the land as a shugyosha (student warrior on a pilgrimage), occasionally selling his services as a yojimbo (bodyguard). Usagi Yojimbo is one of the most celebrated ongoing comics, adored by critics and fans of all ages for the last twenty-five years.
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